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    From: Mike Bancroft
    Date: 2014 Jun 25, 12:24 -0700

    Thank you for setting this up!  Fascinating group of people and interests.  Unfortunately I will be silent for the next 7 days as I am moving a Bermuda Race boat back to the USA (provided they show up - very light wind/slow race).  I have motivation to get to port so I don't miss my MORGAN Leg out New Bedford!

    Was interested in the navigation discussion - my first trip offshore (to this island-Bermuda) was totally with sextant and a walker patent log.  6 day trip - 5 days of overcast, with some peeks through the clouds to get a LOP from the sun or moon and great dead reckoning by logging our compass course and the readings off the patent log.  When I told the crew that they would see St David's light at 0130 off the starboard bow they thought I was crazy and convinced we were headed to Africa. 

    0115 we picked up the light on the starboard bow.  I never told them that I really thought it would be more like 0300 but wanted them to you.  My story is when I was 13 from Detroit I visited the Seaport, got hooked, became a naval architect, USCG Master and delivery skipper, and never looked back.  My project is to explore that evolution of being influenced by the Seaport (or a other museums) and how it radically changed their outlook on life, goals or lifestyle - if you have a similar story to tell I would love to hear it and include it in my project.

    Fair winds!

    Mike Bancroft

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